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Three dead, one missing, as storms lash North Cyprus
 

Three young people have died and another is missing after heavy rain lashed parts of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Wednesday, 5 December, in some of the worst storms for years. The three victims – one female and two male – were named by Turkish Cypriot police as Gaye Soyutok, 18, Tolga Bekçi, […]

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Turkish nationalists to support AK Party in three biggest cities in 2019 local poll

Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will support President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the country’s three largest cities in next year’s local elections, it has been reported. MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli said that his party would not put forward any mayoral candidates in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir for the elections due […]

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Members back Enfield leader Nesil Çalışkan as vote of no confidence fails

A motion calling on council leader Councillor Nesil Çalışkan to resign over her decision to suspend cabinet member Cllr Yasemin Brett has failed. The no-confidence motion, tabled at a meeting of the Enfield Southgate Constituency Labour Party (CLP) on Thursday 29 November, was roundly rejected by members. A statement from Enfield Council Leader Cllr Çalışkan […]

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Turkish Cypriot ‘Homeless Christmas Campaign’ announces drop-off points for donated items

Two Turkish Cypriot organisations are appealing for specific donations from the community, which they can distribute to homeless people in London in the run-up to Christmas. Cyprus Islamic Association (CIA) and the Turkish Cypriot Community Association (TCCA) have been working with homeless charity Shelter to draw up a list of essential items for rough sleepers […]

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Turkey needs 80,000 teachers to provide education to refugees, a major new report has revealed

The country hosts around 1 million refugees of school age and has committed to including them in its national education system by 2020, a UNESCO study said. In contrast countries such as Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Thailand were slammed for making “no such promises”. UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report, entitled Migration, Displacement and Education: Building […]

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Two men charged following the murder of Rocky Djelal

A man has been charged with the murder of a 38-year-old father who was stabbed to death near a children’s playground. Rocky Djelal was attacked at around 2pm at Southwark Park, Rotherhithe, on 31 October. Stephen O’Rourke, 46, of Grosvenor Park, Southwark, has been charged with murder, while Jason O’Rourke, 34, of Foundry Close, Southwark, […]

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Reserved a plot at Tottenham Park Cemetery? The liquidators urgently need to hear from you!

Last week, T-VINE broke the news that the private company that owns Tottenham Park Cemetery has gone into “voluntary liquidation”. The news alarmed many British Turks who have relatives buried there, and there was anger too when the initial notices said the cemetery was “temporarily closed until further notice.” Community pressure group Tottenham Park Cemetery […]

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Turkish gambler found dead after losing £25K on slot machines at London casino

A man whose family are originally from Kırkısrak village in Kayseri, Turkey, was found dead in his East London home a few hours after racking up huge debts at Aspers Casino at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford. Businessman Hüseyin Yaman, 37, visited the casino last Sunday, 11 November  where he played the highly addictive […]